The Canadian Press
Weber interviews Dr. Bondar about the 30th anniversary of her flight as Canada’s first woman in space. Bondar recognizes that she’s had the three decades to view the time of her flight with the further experiences she’s had and the wisdom she’s gained and sees that moment in her life differently.
As the world’s first neurologist in space, she’d spent eight years preparing for the flight and the following decade working in space medicine and academia.
Bondar says that the physical and visual experiences of seeing Earth’s edge and realizing how small we are becomes a perspective-shifting moment. Determined to motivate people to love our natural environments, she continues to capture large landscapes from around the world to bring environments without visible borders or human presence to viewers in galleries, books, and travelling exhibitions with components from her Foundation’s educational and research programs.
For full interview: ‘It gets better’: Roberta Bondar reflects on being first Canadian woman in space